Hema Thakar
Legacy Health Partners

Hema Thakar, MD, FACS

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Cosmetic Specialties; Microsurgery; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 106 RATINGS & 54 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group–Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • 2222 NW Lovejoy Ave., Suite 304
    Medical Office Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-5100
  • 503-413-4992
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About Me:

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a marriage between form and function. My goal is to restore my patients self-confidence, whether through cosmetic or reconstructive procedures, so that my patients can look, feel, and function at their best. I take pride in providing comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery care in a safe and compassionate manner. My areas of expertise range from transgender surgery to microsurgery. I am one of the few plastic surgeons in Oregon who performs DIEP flaps. I feel highly privileged and find satisfaction in being able to help my patients during such an important time in their lives. I also have specific interests in facial rejuvenation, aesthetic surgery of the breast, cosmetic and functional procedures after massive weight loss. I my free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking with my family, and cooking.

Education:
Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Internship: University of Texas, Southwestern
Medical School: Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
Bachelor of Science: Rice University
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
Publication: Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Elsevier

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     106 Ratings     54 Comments

Jun 24, 2021
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Dr Thakar is personable and kind. I am Immensely grateful for their skills and knowledge.

May 28, 2021
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I appreciate all care and support provided to me by Legacy and am completely satisfied with my results. Thank you all!

May 28, 2021
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She was amazing!!

May 27, 2021
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She was very nice to talk to.

May 20, 2021
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The good are many. Dr. Thakar & her 2 PA's, monitored me very thoroughly. They showed sincere empathetic care for me. I can't say enough good about Dr. Thakar. Bad experiences - NONE.

May 6, 2021
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Dr. Thakar provided excellent care. all my questions were answered in a clear and compassionate manner. I am very happy to be working with her moving forward.

May 6, 2021
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I felt heard, safe and respected. Dr Thakar took time to answer all of my many many questions and said she's available via email to answer additional questions that inevitably come up after my visit. surgery is a big deal and I feel like I'm in good hands.

Apr 29, 2021
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while I had a very good experience with Dr. Thakar, some of the staff did not know why I was there. This caused some unneeded discomfort, and interpersonal friction before I met with Dr. Thakar. in the event there are other clients like me, please make sure that your staff knows that they are seeing a trans woman for a check up for bottom surgery, as when I expressed I was in pain, I was asked if it was in my chest (since most clients are there for top surgery) and I was asked to sit in a chair while my vitals were taken, when I really needed to be lying down or in a reclined position (which was settled later).However, once I actually say Dr. Thakar, everything went phenomenally well.

Apr 29, 2021
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Was extremely welcoming and made the enviroment comfortable. I felt safe and taken care of.

Apr 22, 2021
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excellent care always helpful and understanding

Apr 16, 2021
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Dr. Thakar was extremely kind and charismatic during the appointment. The nurse who brought me in made me somewhat uncomfortable; she would ask a question and then immediately ask another rather than waiting for me to answer.

Apr 8, 2021
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I am very happy with the care I get from Dr Thakar.

Apr 8, 2021
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great visit! time waiting after the PA for Dr Thakar was longer than I anticipated, but I brought a book & wasnt in a hurry so it wasn't a problem.

Mar 19, 2021
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went over everything , asked multiple times along the way if I had questions or thought of anything very attentive.

Mar 19, 2021
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Both the nurse and Dr. Thakar were incredibly thoughtful about my comfort and very kind. I felt comfortable despite the dysphoria I thought I would have around the appointment and I felt like everything I said was heard respectfully.

Mar 19, 2021
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Dr. Thakar was wonderful and so were the receptionist. Thank you.

Mar 11, 2021
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Very helpful and got all my questions answered. Every person I interacted with were kind and accepting people

Mar 11, 2021
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Dr. Thakar and team were wonderful. I could not have asked for a better experience.

Mar 4, 2021
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I have nothing but praise for Dr. Thakar, Christine, and the entire team, including the nurses and everyone working at the front desk. I've consistently felt extremely comfortable with the staff at this clinic, and going through my surgery with this team has been fantastic. I've always felt heard and respected, and I'm sure I've said it before in one of these surveys but I seriously cannot overstate how excellent Dr. Thakar's bedside manner has been! I went through a very emotionally intense type of surgery with this team, which was very stressful to contemplate beforehand - especially given the current coronavirus health crisis - and I want to express my deepest appreciation for everything that Dr. Thakar and the rest of the team did to make me feel more comfortable. The level of care I've been shown has been genuinely heartwarming. I have already recommended this clinic to several friends and passed on the information to my therapist with highest regards, in case anyone I know is in need of a reference or knows anybody else who might find it useful. I seriously cannot express my gratitude enough, thank you all so, so much!!! I can't even think of specific examples here of times when I felt heard, or times when I wa shown that the medical team cared about my concerns and wellbeing - because that was so clearly set as the standard from the moment I first got in touch with this clinic. As a generally anxious person, it is a very high compliment when I say that Dr. Thakar, Christine, and the rest of this team have made me feel absolutely comfortable with this process - I've been able to raise questions and concerns, even if they sounded weird or were difficult for me to articulate, and every time, no matter who I've talked to, I've been met with care and understanding. My experience here was wonderful, and if it was a type of surgery I'd undergo more than once, I would come back here in a heartbeat! I'll simply have to settle for sending friends this way, too. Seriously, I cannot praise this provider highly enough. If this part of my feedback makes it back to the team directly, please know, you've all helped me so much along this part of my journey, and it's been a genuinely wonderful time, thank you all so much!!! I will never forget this!!!

Mar 4, 2021
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the appointment was scheduled to begin at 12:30 and end at 1pm. it began at 12:45 and ended at 1:45. there were large gaps of time during which the doctor left me unattended and i was a bit frustrated that the actually time with the doctor was good, but i had to wait for long stretches of time, which extended my appointment time by a greatly inconvenient amount

Feb 25, 2021
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the doctor themself was wonderful and explained everything in an easy to understand way and was open to any questions i had, the only issue i had was with the desk staff using my legal name rather than preferred name in phone calls

Feb 11, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is a valuable asset to Legacy Health. I say this as a patient and a Legacy employee. I am also transgender. She was completely trauma-informed and competent in providing transgender care. I don't just strongly recommend her to friends and family; I've recommended her internationally to the transgender community. I am SO PROUD that she works for the same system that I do. Her office is amazing, and her MAs and PAs are also just as wonderful. I am a lifelong patient and fan. This is the kind of care every practitioner and provider in Legacy needs to emulate for us to be THE LGBTQ2IA+ healthcare provider.

Feb 11, 2021
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provider was amazing - helped ease anxieties

Feb 11, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is a warm, friendly, lovely person.

Jan 14, 2021
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Respected privacy and personal health concerns.

Jan 14, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is a national treasure; she is patient, empathetic, clear, and concise in medical explanations. She demonstrates respect and care and has a relatable personality. I really couldn't say enough things about her talent in providing amazing care.

Dec 18, 2020
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everyone was so respectful of my identity as a trans non binary person! so warm and friendly!

Dec 18, 2020
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Everybody listened to me and answered all the small questions I had without dismissing them as unimportant

Dec 11, 2020
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Dr Thakar is direct, honest, clear, caring and open to patient perspectives and opinions. I am delighted to have them as my provider for this significant and life affirming procedure. We are so blessed to have Dr Thakar as a member of our community.

Dec 11, 2020
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Dr Thakar is very friendly, i immediately felt comfortable in her office and after a few visits with her, i feel very confident that she is the right doctor for the procedure that i am about to have.

Dec 11, 2020
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Dr. Thakar and her team are an example to be followed. They are warm and respectful and caring. they always ask thoughtful questions that make it clear they have reviewed my chart and are concerned with giving me the best possible outcomes. While Dr. Thakar was running late at this appointment, that is generally not the case. I am so glad I selected her for my care.

Dec 3, 2020
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Very friendly, good bedside manner.

Dec 3, 2020
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The visit was a pre-surgery appointment for my top surgery (for my chest as a trans man). It went very well overall. The only time I felt unheard was when I brought up my long haul COVID symptoms from this year, and Dr. Thakar wanted to chalk them up to some other mysterious condition, even though I had obvious COVID symptoms and exposure.

Nov 20, 2020
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was fine: professional and courteous.just didnt seem skilled in the area of expertise/surgery offered {my opinion based on pictures allowed to see}

Nov 13, 2020
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The nurse that took my vitals wasn't very friendly and didn't listen very well. After making assumptions about my pronouns, she asked what they were, but then proceeded to not use them, and instead use incorrect pronouns. She also struggled with entering my vitamins/supplements and had to ask for help from another nurse twice, before getting flustered and leaving the room without saying anything. My biggest complaint was the lack of respect for my pronouns. I know Dr Thakar has a lot of transgender patients, so I wasn't really expecting it. Dr Thakar was incredible though, as was her receptionist. Her two PAs that I talked to prior to my visit have also been incredible. I'm really pleased with Dr Thakar's team.

Nov 13, 2020
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Dr. Thakar is amazing and enthusiastic!! she did an amazing job on my surgery and she's a delight to interact with!

Oct 30, 2020
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I have already recommended this provider to friends! Dr. Thakar has a wonderful bedside manner and I felt way more comfortable than I had expected. The process of undergoing gender confirming top surgery has been stressful, and meeting Dr. Thakar helped so much to relieve my stress. I felt heard and respected during the entire visit. Thank you all so much!!

Oct 30, 2020
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Dr. Thakar is amazing. So glad to have been referred to her at the beginning of this journey. She does great work.

Oct 23, 2020
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it wasn't as weird as I was worried it might be so was handled very nicely & with tact

Oct 23, 2020
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Love Dr. Thakar and her team, I feel lucky to have her as my surgeon for top surgery

Oct 23, 2020
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very friendly and understanding.

Oct 16, 2020
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Dr. Thakar is the very best!

Oct 9, 2020
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I really love the care I received from Dr. Thakar's team, and I've already recommended them to several friends. I couldn't be more grateful to her.

Oct 2, 2020
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Very friendly, knowledgeable, and made everything I needed to know clear and simple. I felt at ease and trust this provider.

Oct 1, 2020
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I wish that Dr. Thakar had a little more time to spend with each patient, she seemed a bit rushed at many appointments, probably because she helps so many people and it's hard to fit them all in. Her PAs are really nice and clearly very knowledgeable, they always took their time with me and listened to every concern or question no matter how trivial. I was/am very impressed with the entire office and everyone involved in my care.

Sep 25, 2020
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The provider had double-booked and was seeing an established patient in the room next door to mine, so I did a lot of sitting around waiting.

Sep 25, 2020
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I received good info from her.

Sep 18, 2020
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loved Dr. Thakar and her PA

Sep 11, 2020
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So much went right. They alleviated my fear and anxiety.

Sep 3, 2020
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Dr. Hema Thakar and her staff are all incredible. They are all genuinely kind and I feel lucky to have had care from them.

Sep 3, 2020
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The doctor seemed competent, confident, and extremely knowledgeable, they were a pleasure to talk to, all of my questions were answered, and I feel confident I will be well taken care of. I am excited to move forward with my care and very much at ease.

Aug 14, 2020
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I have had very pleasant experiences with this provider and her team. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Jul 31, 2020
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Dr. Thakar is an exceptional physician and person. Going into this surgery, I feel that I am in the best hands. She is so personable and has such a great energy that I felt my anxiety go away.

Jul 31, 2020
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I am so very happy with Dr. Thakar's services and team. I've had such a wonderful experience and I can't express my gratitude enough. I feel so good.
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